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#1 5/24/11 1:02 PM

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Sentey, a relative newcomer to the market, has recently released a series of power supplies, denoted "Golden Steel", that carry an impressive list of specifications and features. An affordable, reliable, and nearly silent 850 Watt power supply seems like a nearly impossible set of features to expect from a newcomer. Today, however, we are going to take a look at said power supply, and see if Sentey has what it takes to push their way into the power supply sector.

Specifications:

Fan(s): 1 x 140mm Double Ball Bearing Fan
+12V Rails: Single
PCI-Express Connector(s): 3 x 6-Pin, 3 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector(s): 10
Efficiency: 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, > 90%
Dimensions: 7.09" x 5.91" x 3.39"

Features:

80 Plus Gold Certified
ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v 2.91
Modular Connectors
Active PFC (APFC)
Universal AC Input 100V - 250V
Single Strong Rail +12V 70A
OPP/OVP/UVP/SCP Protections
SLI & CrossFire Ready
7 Year Limited Warranty
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Price: $159.99 @ Newegg


                           
                           
                           
                    

Verdict:

Sentey definitely has what it takes to break into the power supply market. Yet, with a little more work, they may even have the perfect 850 Watt unit. If you have a case large enough to fit this power supply (micro-ATX lovers such as myself need not apply) and can get over the reduced modular design, it'll be hard to find another power supply this quiet with such an impressive selection of quality components.

Positives:
Great build quality
Solid components
Ripple suppressed within 1%
140mm fan and components run quiet
Solid price versus other 80 Plus Gold Units

Neutral Ground:
Unit did get somewhat warm

Negatives:
Unit itself is overly large
Design is only semi-modular
The "fixed" cables are wasteful

Thanks go to Sentey for this opportunity!

 
 
 

5/24/11 1:02 PM

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